One Man Jailed for Street Fight, One Man Hospitalized with Stab Wounds
BERKELEY – A violent brawl between two men nearly turned deadly in the wee hours of July 10—landing one man in a hospital room and another man inside a jail cell.
The fight occurred in front of witnesses near the main entrance to Berkeley City College at 2050 Center Street, between a man allegedly armed with an electroshock stun gun and another man allegedly carrying a knife.
Police responded to several calls about two men seen fighting in downtown Berkeley, and the two suspected belligerents were still at the scene when officers arrived.
Officers immediately found a 36-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds and superficial cuts. The stabbing victim was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries and is expected to fully recover.
Police detained and questioned a man, believed responsible for stabbing the other man, close to where the fight occurred. Evidence was recovered on a wheel chair ramp, and witnesses were questioned by the police.
At 12:41 a.m. officers arrested the suspect 30-year-old Kenneth A. White, of El Cerrito, who was booked at Berkeley City Jail at 3:42 a.m.
The suspect is presently charged with assault with a deadly weapon. However, the police investigation of the incident is still in the preliminary stages.
White remains in custody in lieu of $30,000 bail, pending his arraignment on July 12 at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.
An officer transported a cat belonging to the stabbing victim to Berkeley Animal Care Services for safekeeping.